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Cash for K9 Heroes Event to Provide Ballistic Vests for CA Police K9s

Modesto, CA- Over $3,200 was raised at the Cash for K9 Heroes event hosted by nationwide non-profit, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Several hundred attendees joined the festivities on August 24th at the Modesto Dog Park.  Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. local volunteer, Lorna ...

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Another successful Love Salida day!

For the second time in 2013, scores of Salida residents turned out Saturday for “Love Salida” day. Volunteers signed up for projects listed on the “lovesalida.com” website for such things as bringing canned goods for the Salida Food Bank, organizing ...

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Peace Officer Memorial Run 2013

Modesto, CA- Join us for a fun and exciting family event, as runners and walkers take over downtown Modesto to honor Stanislaus County’s fallen law enforcement officers. The Peace Officer Memorial Group of Stanislaus County (POMG) is excited to announce that ...

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Salida Launches Nextdoor, the Private Social Network for Neighborhoods Nextdoor Enables Residents to Communicate Online in Private, Secure Websites to Build Stronger Communities

  SALIDA, CA - Stanislaus County's largest unincorporated community - Salida - announced today that it will be using Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to foster neighbor-to-neighbor and community communication. Salida residents have established private websites for their neighborhoods where they ...

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Tenth Street, between K and J Streets, to Open to Vehicles

After more than a decade of being pedestrian-access only, 10th Street, between K and J streets, will be open to vehicles starting Thursday, August 29.  As this has been a pedestrian-only area for 13 years, several improvements have been installed ...

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Modesto Police Department’s police K9 will be receiving a bullet and stab protective vests

Efforts underway to provide bullet and stab protective vests for Modesto’s four legged K9 officers. Two of the Modesto Police Department’s police K9 will be receiving a bullet and stab protective vests thanks to the efforts of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, ...

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McHenry Mansion Modesto Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow 2013

After 18 months and over $2.5 million in renovations later, the McHenry Mansion in Modesto is ready for its grand re-opening and ribbon cutting since a fire took out a part of the landmark. The event will take place tomorrow ...

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Graffiti Summer 2014 is here!  On Friday, June 6, the American Graffiti Parade will be happening on McHenry Avenue and in Downtown Modesto beginning at 3 p.m.  Lots of people will be on McHenry Avenue and Downtown enjoying an array of classic cars, street rods and hot rods. This event includes several no parking zones and street closures.

No Parking Zones & Street Closures:

The following streets will be no parking zones beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6th and will be closed to through traffic beginning at 3:00 p.m. for parade staging. The streets will reopen at approximately 10:00 p.m.

  • I Street between 9th and 17th Streets
  • J Street between 9th and 5 points
  • 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th Streets between I and J Streets.
  • McHenry Avenue between J Street (5 points) and Orangeburg Ave.
  • The parking garage on 11th Street between I Street and J Street will be impacted.  Vehicles in this garage will not be permitted to leave after 6:30 p.m. as they are in the middle of the parade route.

The Official Kiwanis Classic Car Parade Route:

Starting at 10th Street and I Street, I Street to 17th Street, 17th Street to McHenry Ave. Northbound McHenry Ave to Orangeburg Ave.  Back Southbound McHenry Ave. to J Street.  J Street to 10th Street, 10th Street to I Street.

For more information regarding the Official Kiwanis Classic Car Parade or the American Graffiti Car Show and Festival that will be held at the Modesto Junior College West Campus, visit www.northmodestokiwanis.org , or call 1.888.746.9763.

For more information regarding Graffiti Summer 2014 events, visit www.visitmodesto.com or call the Modesto Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at 209.526.5588.

On Thursday June 5th, 2014 at approximately 12:49 AM a four door sedan vehicle was traveling southbound on McHenry Avenue approaching the intersection of Sylvan Avenue. This vehicle collided with a pickup truck traveling westbound on Sylvan Ave that was also in the intersection. The truck rolled over and came to rest on its roof. The sedan collided with several signal and light poles located on the southwest side of the intersection.
The sole female occupant of the sedan was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. The two male occupants in the truck were able crawl out of the truck and sustained only complaint of pain injuries.
The sedan involved in the collision was a 2000 Ford Taurus. The truck was a 2005 four door Chevrolet Silverado. The name of the deceased female driver is being withheld until the next of kin has been notified. The driver of the pickup truck has been identified as Tyler Johnson who is an 18 year old Modesto Resident.
At this time, there are no indicators that alcoholic beverage or drug intoxication played a role in the collision.
No fault or cause to this collision has been determined yet. As a standard procedure, a comprehensive collision investigation has begun and is in the early stages of the process. Witness statements and physical evidence at the scene will be evaluated before any collision factor or cause will be determined.
Anyone with information or witnesses this collision is encouraged to contact Traffic Officer Nelson at (209) 652-2160.

Modesto Grand Prix Tickets On Sale Now!

June 5, 2014

Pre-Sale Tickets to the Modesto Grand Prix go on sale June 1st 2014 .  The Modesto Grand Prix, presented by Save Mart Supermarkets and sponsored by 51-Fifty Energy Drink and Blue Line Rentals is home to the 2014 Pro Tour Summer Nationals presented by Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) and promises to be a weekend of action packed racing. […]

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Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route Walk of Fame to be Unveiled

June 5, 2014

The spirit of “American Graffiti” still endures today on 10th and 11th Streets in Downtown Modesto, which are the origin of the stories and the people of the true cruising route that inspired hometown hero George Lucas’ film.  People across America and the world are invited to have a rockin’ good time as the “Walk of Fame” is […]

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Recognition for the City of Modesto’s Industrial Pretreatment Program

May 8, 2014

2013 Certificates of Merit At the May 6th City Council Meeting the City of Modesto Public Works Department Wastewater Division Environmental Compliance Section was pleased to recognize the achievements of six local industries who have demonstrated outstanding compliance with the Industrial Pretreatment Program.  Each has gone above and beyond expectations to work with City Staff as […]

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FREE Backyard Composting Class

May 7, 2014

The City of Modesto, in partnership with Modesto Junior College Community Education, is sponsoring a FREE backyard composting class this spring for residents of Modesto. Non-Modesto residents are also welcome to attend for a small $35.00 tuition cost for those living outside the city. The next spring composting class will be held on: Tuesday, May […]

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DUI/Driver License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

May 7, 2014

Modesto, CA - Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, May 9, 2014, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in […]

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Fitness Classes for Kids

May 7, 2014

Give your children a love of movement by enrolling them in fitness classes offered by the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department in partnership with Kid Time Fitness. Classes include: Ballet for 3-5 year olds, 4-4:40pm on Thursdays, beginning May 8 Ballet for 6-12 year olds, 4:45-5:25pm on Thursdays, beginning May 8 4THEBOYZ […]

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City of Modesto Selects Larry Parlin as Director of Utilities Department

May 7, 2014

The City of Modesto would like to announce the selection of Larry Parlin as the new Director of Utilities.  Mr. Parlin will begin his new assignment on May 6, 2014.  He most recently served as the Deputy Public Works Director of Utilities for the City of Lodi, CA, and has over 30 years of combined public […]

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Modesto Splash Fountains are Closed This Summer

May 7, 2014

California is facing a serious drought and the City of Modesto is doing its part to conserve water. One of these efforts includes the closing of splash fountains this summer at the following parks: Coffee-Claratina Creekwood Freedom George Rogers Graceada Marshall Sanders Sylvan Ustach Virginia Corridor (Lyons Junction) Each Modesto resident is asked to please […]

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